The Sony HT-Z9F vs Sony HT-X9000F comparison proves that these soundbars have many common features. Based on our rating, both soundbars have the same overall rating of 6.8. The competitors' control buttons are different: power, input, Bluetooth, music service, volume down, volume up and power, input, Bluetooth, volume down, volume up, respectively.
Both soundbars have active amplification type. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the Sony HT-Z9F has 3.1 versus 2.1 for the Sony HT-X9000F. The output power is different and equal to 400 (overall) W for the HT-Z9F versus 100 W for the HT-X9000F. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. Rivals have wireless connection to separate subwoofer. Both models received our 7 rating of 10 for their audio features and specs. Only the HT-X9000F supports Google Play Music. Spotify is available on each of the soundbars.
Only the Sony HT-Z9F can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. The Sony HT-Z9F has 2/0 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 1/0 of the Sony HT-X9000F. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. Both soundbars have a USB connector. For connectivity, the HT-Z9F received a rating of 8/10 versus 7/10, respectively. Compared soundbars have no app control. None of the models under consideration have a built-in microphone. Multi-room is only available for the Sony HT-Z9F.
Both devices have support for Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format. The surround sound technology DTS:X is supported by devices under review. Compared devices do not have DTS Virtual:X support. For multichannel surround, each of the opponents received 7 points out of 10.
The Sony HT-Z9F is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Sony HT-Z9F price